"Welfare Waste"

Number 24856
Subject Welfare
Source KSTP-TV (Minneapolis)
State MN
Year 2010
Publication Date 11/11/2010; 11/12/2010; 11/14/2010; 11/15/2010
Summary Welfare funds can be, and often are, misused. A review of "two million state welfare transactions" by the KSTP-TV team reveals that EBT cards were used more than 100 times in liquor stores during the course of one month. They also found the money was spent on things like lottery tickets and tattoos, and the practice is entirely legal.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 45
Keywords FOI; Department of Human Services; EBT; Minnesota; Virgin Islands; Data Practices Act
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